Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (book)

Nevills, P. & Wolfe, P. (2009). Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

This updated edition of the best-selling book covers brain theory and research to give educators a clear picture of how children acquire language skills in preparation for reading.

Moving through skills acquisition from birth to age eight, this resource provides best teaching practices for fostering critical literacy skills for each age group. This second edition features updated research, expanded information on English language learners and Response to Intervention, and information about mirror neurons, sensory input, and decoding pathways. Readers will find
  • developmentally appropriate, brain friendly strategies for building phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills
  • instructional applications for games, music, and play
  • interventions for children with early reading difficulties
Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 sheds light on early childhood cognition and language development to help teachers provide all young learners with a strong foundation for reading success.
(book description)